DU2030 Seminar: Baroque Rome

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Teacher(s)
prof. PhDr. Jiří Kroupa, CSc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Jiří Kroupa, CSc.
Department of Art History - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Art History - Faculty of Arts
Timetable
Tue 18:00–19:40 K31
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Rome has always held an attraction as one of worlds great cultural, religious and intellectual centres. The course focuses on art writings, monuments of art and architecture of the 17th and 18th centuries as they reflect the historical events, the ideological currents and the meaning Rome held for its contemporaries. At the end of course student should be able to work with local informations in the whole of the history of baroque art in Europe, but he can also reconstruct the baroque view of town in modern Rome.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to:
- analyze art and architecture of the 17th and 18th centuries;
- actively work with contemporary literature;
- use local information to interpret more general artistic trends;
- to reconstruct the historical form of the modern city and to present it.
Syllabus
  • 1. The Literature of vite-type in the baroque Rome.
  • 2. Rome around 1600 - Trials of Beatrice Cenci and Giordano Bruno.
  • 3. The Urban development and the buildings activity in the times of Sixtus V. and Paul V.
  • 4. The Age of Barberini.
  • 5. Innocent X.: Festivities, spectacles and architecture under the patronage of Pamphilj-family.
  • 6. Alexandr VII. Chigi, Bernini and Queen Christine of Sweden.
  • 7. The Academia degli Arcadi, Accademia di San Luca: Science and culture on the trash of new century.
  • 8. Concorsi Clementini and European baroque architecture.
  • 9. Rome as a center and crossroad of the national cultures.
  • 10. The Culture of Enlightenment in Rome.
  • 11. Vasi, Nolli, Piranesi and the vedutes of Rome.
  • 12. The Beginning Neoclassicism.
Literature
  • Il Settecento a Roma. Edited by Anna Lo Bianco - Angela Negro. Milano: Silvana, 2005. 367 s. ISBN 8882159493. info
  • MAGNUSON, Torgil. Rome in the age of Bernini. Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell international, 1986. viii, 404. ISBN 0391034480. info
  • PINTO, John A. The Trevi fountain. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1986. xviii, 323. ISBN 0300033354. info
  • MAGNUSON, Torgil. Rome in the age of Bernini. Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell international, 1982. ix, 388. ISBN 0391025864. info
Teaching methods
Homework, presentations, class discussion.
Assessment methods
During the semester homework is required (reading, analysis of texts) and its presentation in the form of papers, the obligation to attend classes and participate in discussions, preparation of the final paper.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught only once.

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